Sarah Bailey, Web Services Manager

  • Operation and security of web content management system and applications
  • Strategic guidance and implementation of best practices for content for the College’s websites
  • Technical support for the College’s web content management system

Madeline Baker, Development Assistant

  • Assist Associate Dean for Development and all development officers
  • Reconcile budget and travel expenses
  • Conduct prospect research

Brian Browne, Senior Director of Alumni Engagement and Stewardship

  • Oversee all alumni engagement programming for the college, including Homecoming and reunion programming
  • Manage stewardship operations for the college
  • Assist departments and staff in the college with reaching out to alumni

Sophia Ciancone, Internal Communications Manager

  • Promote the stories and successes of the college both within the college, through art/sci update and the college’s social media channels, and universitywide.
  • Manage all internal communications in the Dean’s Office.
  • Liaise between University Marketing and Communications (UMC) and the college.

Tron Compton-Engle, Director of Information Technology

  • Strategic vision and priorities for technology
  • Liaison between the College and UTech for development improvement in all technology related areas
  • Suggest and manage technology to enhance classrooms, meeting spaces, and performance venues
  • IT support, server administration, web site management


Cassie Cook, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement and Stewardship

  • Dean’s Office communications and research for donor outreach
  • Development liaison to University Marketing and Communications to work to improve communications
  • Gift and endowment correspondence including acknowledgements and activity reporting
  • Create and administer all aspects of a stewardship master plan for the College of Arts and Sciences

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Arthur Evenchik, Assistant to the Dean – Special Projects

  • Coordinator, Emerging Scholars Program: mentoring, academic support and development efforts
  • Editor, art/sci magazine and other college communications

Dan Farst, IT Support and Security Manager

  • Manages IT support responses and IT projects for the College
  • Computer Refresh Program and IT budget
  • Systems Administrator for the College’s servers and Cloud resources
  • IT Security for College servers, cloud resources, endpoint devices, and IT systems

Lindsey Frick, Academic and Facilities Coordinator

  • CWRU Summer Term/Summer BBQs
  • Cleveland Humanities Collaborative and Alumni Audit
  • Administrator Meetings, Fall/Spring SIS print flags
  • Facilities, directory, website, and data management

Stephen Haynesworth, Associate Professor and Associate Dean

  • Research Administration and Grant Development
  • Facilities Management
  • Information Technology
  • Director, The Emerging Scholars Program
  • W.P. Jones Presidential Faculty Development Program
  • Rocks and Traub Undergraduate Experiential Fellowship Program
  • Wright-Plaisance Graduate Student Fellowship Program

Janean Hite, Assistant Director of Budget and Financial Planning

  • Annual budget, quarterly forecasts, and 3 yr planning 
  • Financial guidance to the College and approve financial transactions
  • Ensure University and College financial procedures and practices are being followed

Dee Dee Holmes, Finance Coordinator

  • Assistant to Director & Assistant Director
  • Reconcile Monthly Expenses for CAS Accounts 
  • Process all reimbursements for CAS Departments

Timerra Jung, Director of Human Resources

  • CAS faculty reappointment process, including preparation and finalization of contracts.
  • Appointment process for new and continuing special faculty appointments, including post docs
  • Guidance and support for the performance evaluation process
  • Employment for all staff positions at CAS

Elizabeth Klein, Director of National Development

  • Solicitations and donor stewardship for The Maltz Performing Arts Center
  • Visit CWRU alumni and friends to share updates and identify areas of interest for investment  
  • Solicit major gifts for the College and steward donors 
  • Identify funding priorities and areas of need

Kurt Koenigsberger, Associate Professor and Associate Dean

  • Director, Cleveland Humanities Collaborative
  • Oversight of Teacher Education programs
  • Faculty-led study abroad and International Affairs liaison
  • Online/hybrid learning/OLAC liaison
  • Alumni Audit program/Siegal Lifelong Learning liaison
  • National History Day programs
  • Academic Affairs liaison


Allison Morgan, Program Manager, Cleveland Humanities Collaborative

  • Manage Andrew W. Mellon grant for the Cleveland Humanities Collaborative (CHC)
  • Transfer advisor to CHC Scholars and Students
  • CHC website, social media, and marketing materials
  • Grant budget and finances: annual grant-reporting, reconciliation of expenses

Duke Murphy, Development Manager

Gianni Quartell, Department Assistant: Staff and Faculty Lifecycle

Meagan Rodgers, Director of Operations and Strategic Initiatives

  • Direct CWRU Summer Term
  • Design and maintain analyses of College-wide operations
  • Facilitate strategic and curricular initiatives
  • Oversee Interfolio Faculty Search and Faculty Activity Reporting

Amanda Ross, Assistant Dean, Research Administration and Grant Development

  • Strategy and operations lead for CAS research administration and development team
  • Oversight of pre-award support systems including identification of external funding, proposal development, grantsmanship advice, and research education resource development
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders, including foundations, program officers, and other outside agencies
  • Guidance regarding post-award compliance and progress reports

Hannah Ruddock, Director of Major Gifts

  • Visit CWRU alumni and friends to share updates and identify areas of interest for investment 
  • Solicit major gifts for the College
  • Steward donors to the College

Jerry Smith, Executive Director

  • Visit CWRU alumni and friends to share updates and identify areas of interest for investment
  • Solicit major gifts for the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Steward donors to the College
  • Assist in formulating annual fundraising plan and campaign strategies

Lee Thompson, Professor and Associate Dean

  • External Reviews (Ohio Department of Higher Education and Higher Learning Commission)
  • A&S Graduate Committee 
  • Curriculum ( A&S Committee on Educational Programs,the FSCUE Curriculum Committee, PRIME, new programs and interdisciplinary programs)
  • New faculty orientation
  • Consensual Relationship Policy

Amy Trostle, Manager, Research Administration and Grant Development

  • Identification and communication of external funding to CAS faculty
  • Preparation & Submission of proposals for external funding, including but not limited to checklist creation, submission process facilitation, budgeting, editing, grantsmanship advice, etc.
  • Progress report support
  • Development of Faculty Research Education Resources

Lynne Valencic, Grants Specialist

  • SPARTA funding proposals: budgets for accuracy and completeness
  • SPARTA funding proposals: humanities and arts
  • Effort certification

Peter Whiting, Professor and Associate Dean

  • Director of SAGES
  • Coordinates admission activities and correspondence for the College
  • Represents the College on learning outcomes and accreditation committees
  • Reviews FT and PT lecturer appointment paperwork
  • Monitor enrollments in College courses

Aleks Zivic, Academic and Special Programs Coordinator

  • Emerging Scholars Program (ESP)
  • External Reviews (Ohio Department of Higher Education and Higher Learning Commission)
  • W.P. Jones Presidential Faculty Development Fund Awards Program 
  • Consensual Relationship Policy